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Thursday, 27-April-2017

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SAVING BENGALURU LAKE

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur Lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration. "Of the 30 units, six are around the lake and 24 in its catchment area, which have been operating without valid permits," Board Chairman Lakshman told reporters here. Some of the industries are engaged in printing, dying and servicing of automobiles. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on April 19 ordered the closure of all the 500 industries around the lake to clean it up of...
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KOLKATA’S BIOGAS BUS

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Kolkata now has the distinction of launching the first biogas-fuelled bus, offering the lowest-ever fare. “We are first to launch a biogas bus anywhere in the entire Southeast Asia. Now, old buses, which have run for up to 15 or 20 years, can also be given a fresh lease of life with this clean, efficient and cheap fuel technology. And we are in the process of seeking government approval for this,” says Jyoti Prakash Das, Chairman and Managing Director, Phoenix India Research.
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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HIMACHAL PRADESH

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To promote energy efficiency, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has launched a scheme to distribute light-emitting diode (LED) tubelights and energy-efficient fans. The scheme Ujala, or ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ is an extension of the state’s domestic efficient lightning programme. The Chief Minister said Ujala was an integral part of the state’s energy conservation initiative and has been successfully adopted by the people.
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Kuchipudi in Guinness Book

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Visakhapatnam: As many as 7,000 girl students on Tuesday performed classical dance 'Kuchpudi' in this Andhra Pradesh coastal city to set a Guinness Book World record. The girls from 21 government-run residential schools in north coastal Andhra participated in the event to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar. The girls performed in unison with three songs, whose theme was the life story of Ambedkar. The event was jointly being organised by Andhra Pradesh Residential Educational Institutions Society (APREIS) and Social Welfare Department. Andhra Pradesh C...
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Plea to Boost Mariculture

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Kochi: A meeting of think-tanks from various sectors here on Saturday urged Indian industrialists to invest money in mariculture in order to increase fish production in the country. The meeting was held here at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to mark 37 years of research...
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March to Save Yamuna

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Agra: Hundreds of river activists on Sunday evening held a march to demand action against polluters who have "killed" the Yamuna river. Carrying placards with catchy slogans, the rallyists marched from the controversial Taj Heritage Corridor to the Etmauddaula view point park, raising slogans against the "murderers of Yamuna" which has now been declared a living entity by the Uttarakhand High Court. River Connect Campaign activists said the State and the Union governments should put pressure on Haryana government to release water as direct...
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CATTLE-FREE ROADS IN HARYANA

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Steering the roads of Haryana clear of stray cattle, the Haryana government has prepared a community-based action plan for the entire state. Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rakesh Gupta said, “Maximum districts of the state will be free from the menace of stray cattle by June 2017. Panchkula and Ambala will be declared free from stray cattle menace by April and the entire state by August 15,” said Rakesh Gupta.” He was presiding over a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of 11 districts and other officers during the sec...
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AMARAVATI TO GET ELECTRIC BUSES

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Unmanned electric buses will run on the roads of the upcoming city Amaravati, one of the nine planned in the residual Andhra Pradesh after Telangana was carved out of it. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that only electric buses and vehicles will be permitted to ply in the city to prevent pollution. Naidu held a meeting here with Foster and Partners and Hafeez Contractor,   the leading architects designing the government complex. Mooting the idea of a vehicle-free ...
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ESIC’S MOBILE CLINICS FLAGGED OFF

3 weeks ago
With aims to avail government healthcare services in areas without dispensaries, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched Mobile Clinic Services in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Minister of state for labour and employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, launched the ESIC Mobile Clinic Services by flagging off ‘Jan Suraksha Vans/Ambulances’ that would serve the areas not covered by ESI dispensaries in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The ...
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REMOTE RURAL BANKING

3 weeks ago
Odisha has become the first state in the country to ensure financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs). The state government has signed an agreement with State Bank of India in this regard. “This is a historic agreement to leverage the reach and resources of Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) under which SHGs operate, to provide banking facilities to people in unbanked areas. Odisha is a pioneer state in carrying forward financial inclusion through close cooperation between SHGs and banks,” sa...
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HIMACHAL PRADESH GIVES AWAY LEDs

3 weeks ago
In an initiative to promote energy efficiency, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has launched a scheme here to distribute light-emitting diode (LED) tubelights and energy-efficient fans. The scheme Ujala or ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ is an extension of the state’s domestic efficient lighting programme. The Chief Minister said Ujala was an integral part of state’s energy conservation initiative and had been successfully adopted by the people. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a jo...
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HELPLINE SOON FOR MEGHALAYA WOMEN

4 weeks ago
The Meghalaya government will soon launch a helpline for women. The Director of Social Welfare has been entrusted with the job of installing the helpline soon, official said. Also, fast track courts have been revived for disposal of pending sexual harassment cases, while the forensic laboratory building would be inaugurated this year. Meghalaya government has already procured equipment for DNA analysis and forensic scientists have been sent for training outside the state in DNA sample collection and analysis. ...


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